Cities in Australasia, i.e., both Australia and New Zealand rank highly in Mercer Consulting's best cities report which rank the world's top cities based on quality of life. Cities, towns, and settlements outside these two countries do not have a western lifestyle. Below is a non-exhaustive list of prominent cities in Australasia with a mention of some of the main settlements in other Oceanic nations. Read more →
Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne rank in the top 30 of the Mercer Consulting's best cities report with Auckland and Melbourne often being listed in the top 5 cities in the world. Main settlements in the less developed countries of the South Pacific are often too small to be considered true cities. Nukuʻalofa, the capital of Tonga for example has a mere 24,000 people. Larger cities do exist outside of Australasia such as Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, but they usually rank poorly in the quality of life index.